Dustin Johnson putts on the ninth green during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C., Friday, May 5, 2017. [Matt Born/The Star-News via AP)

Patrick Reed surges ahead at Wells Fargo

May 06, 2017 - 6:11 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Patrick Reed birdied his final two holes for a 5-under 67 to surge into the lead Saturday at the Wells Fargo Championship, but not by much.

With one round remaining at Eagle Point, the tournament remains wide open, even for Dustin Johnson.

Reed stuffed a short iron into 4 feet on No. 17 and reached the 580-yard 18th hole in two for a two-putt birdie, giving him a one-shot lead over Alex Noren of Sweden.

Noren missed a 5-foot birdie putt on the last hole that would have tied Reed at 8-under 208.

Seventeen players were within four shots of the lead. That includes Phil Mickelson (69) and Johnson, who had a 67 despite missing a half-dozen chances from inside 15 feet on pure greens.

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